#1
what im mainly talking about is the actual fret bits... the small metal line that sticks out, i usually use regular slinky strings and ive noticed that it begins to feel "scratchy" when i bend the strings. XL, extra light guitar strings are being used on my lone star strat and ive noticed it feels alot cleaner to bend a string...

any help?
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#2
I lol'd at the title.

But after a while, the frets can wear a bit. And we are talking a LONG time here.

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#3
no biggie though, you can get them re filed and polished
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#4
pretty strange, mabye just dirty.
lol aye i suppose the title does look dumb, sorry xD
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#6
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Yes, strings CAN damage a guitar. So leave all of your guitars unstrung...

this man seems to be on to something
#7
you could get them refilled and what not, but it happened on an old beater I had and i said screw it and ripped out the fret bars so i made myself a fretless guitar which sounds amazing when Im doing jazz
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#8
might need a fret dress my jem has just had 1 yesterday £50 with a full setup included
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#9
i was unstringing my guitar and when i was pullin the string out through the hole(string thru), the curve on the end of the string scratched the finish. worst part about that was that i just got the guitar the day before. so technically, strings can damage the guitar.
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#10
The amount of fret wear is influenced by how you or the person that owned it before you played. I have an acoustic that I bought 6 or seven years ago and it has noticeable slots in some frets. I used big strings and play hard.
#11
Fret wire can be damaged yes. Quality guitars often use better materials then cheaper ones, unless they all use a common, cheap metal.
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#12
All my frets have flat spots on them after about 3-4 months.
Then I lemon oil the fretboard, use some steel wool and restring.

Good as new (almost).
#13
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i was unstringing my guitar and when i was pullin the string out through the hole(string thru), the curve on the end of the string scratched the finish. worst part about that was that i just got the guitar the day before. so technically, strings can damage the guitar.


Scientists at NASA have recently discovered a new tool called WIRECUTTERS.

Also, the scratching feeling is probably more due to your unwound strings corroding due to the acid in your perspiration. Unless you can clearly see the fret has flattened, or has grooves in it, you probably could remedy it by simply changing strings.
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#14
yes strings can actually damage frets metals if you dont change them when its time...about that scrachies you are talking about its nothing...just change strings in time,regular time for new strings is about 20 hours of playing
#15
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Yes, strings CAN damage a guitar. So leave all of your guitars unstrung...
hahahahaha nice idea
#16
ive seen the bass side of a fret get deep scratches in them from a death grip, it looks quite disgusting.


you may just need a fret polishing, it can do wonders to your bends/vibrato at times.
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